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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    East Coaster

    Seeking Some Solid Puerto Rico Knowledge.. and Help....

    Im 23 years old and finally I have come to just about putting this Puerto Rico Extended trip together. Me and my one buddy are looking to fly out of here the first week in November. Here are the Specs.

    -Flight - Hoping fly free with Flyer Miles. (BoardBag Fee $100.00?even with free flght??)

    -Rent - In Aguadila 3 bedroom house only $300 a month thats 150$ each between me and my buddy.

    -Car - Was told we could get a car for $15 a day (little steep if we wanted it for a whole month) or make longterm investment buy a beater car for $600 or so.

    -Food and Gas Monthly - This is where Im asking you guys here.... Im not going there to live like a king just trying to surf some good waves and enjoy what PR has to offer. (Me and my buddy were maybe thinking 200 a month on food and gas, so we each throw $100 in??? Thats a rough guestimate and may be a little too optimistic)

    I'am hoping to maybe go down there with $2,000 this is including rent and all expenses(I know its not much) HOw long do you think I would last out there with such a tight budget that I have?)

    Like I said I dont plan on living like a king. Pretty much looking to stay as long as my money lasts. I have no problem with finding a job down there. I work in a hotel now as well as a college graduate, so maybe I can throw my resume to one of the resorts down there. If anyone has any suggestions on a cheap car, or knows someone that would hire people for work down there I would really appreciate the feedback. Also as I stated it is a 3 bedroom house we only have 2 people me and my buddy so one more would make everything cheaper, even if you wanted to stay a month to help with rent, we are looking for a 3rd person to make it easier.


  2. #2
    I once did it on ten dollars a day for food, same rent as you $300/month with cable, AC everything . The car is what gets you but wheels are CRUCIAL! Call me I will help you out!
    James 516 633-6861

  3. #3
    Food is going to be the biggest kicker. You can save $ by traveling with food as checked baggage. Send me a PM and I will give you contact info of someone from the states who has been living in PR for over a year. K.

  4. #4
    Yo ive been here for about a year now man. I wld look at spending close to four hu dred a month for evwrything. U do t wanna look ethiopian when u get back. N if u only plan on stayin for a month rent ur self a decent car. But i can promise u ur gonna stay for longer. Just get u something either that u kno will sell or something u wld t mind pushing off a clif before u leave. I wld bring ur cash and as soon as u get here start doin everything u can to make cash. Two grand goes fast especially ur first couple of weeks settling in. Hit me up on private measage n i can give u some specs.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Isabela, PR
    The only thing cheap about PR is monthly rent (not vacation rentals). Food at supermarkets is expensive, gas is about the same as the States, electricity is outrageously expensive, bars are cheap compared to the States, just don't expect good service because nobody tips and bartenders make $4/hour so there isn't much motivation to give good service. You can buy a car pretty cheap but be very careful buying one from a private party. Cars get beat to hell here and if you're here long enough, it will be broken into, guaranteed, especially if you surf or go to bars. Work is scarce and if you don't speak Spanish, you will be broke. Locals have trouble finding work. If you think you can come here and find a job and survive, forget it. Best bet is join the Coast Guard and get stationed at Borinquen and you'll be in heaven. Locals here are incredibly tolerant, very friendly, and you will get good waves as long as you always yield to them in the water and are respectful and friendly. If you drop in on someone or paddle around like it's the NSSA, you will get dealt with and there might just be one local in the water at Jobos but there are 20 of them watching. Respect, respect, respect and you'll have a great experience.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    go coast guard!